This Japanese Genius Will Change How You Look At Toilet Paper And Other Everyday Objects

This week on IGOTW, miniature figurines come to life with Tatsuya Tanaka's wicked photography skills! The one with the broccoli could be our absolute favourite.

Cover image via Tatsuya Tanaka/SAYS

Tatsuya Tanaka is a Japanese artist (not to be confused with the footballer) who has created playful tiny diorama out of food and other everyday items on his Instagram account @tanaka_tatsuya for his project, "Miniature Calendar"

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What's even more impressive is that Tanaka has started doing this since 2011 and he has been posting a new picture every single day!

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The idea came from a comment on Instagram, in which a follower wrote, ‘I want to see the miniature calendar everyday‘,” Tanaka said.

“So, while I answered by posting something daily, the thought of the project was too good for me to quit.”


Tanaka has this clever way of making mundane everyday objects you can find at home and turn it into something interesting

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“Everyone must have had similar thoughts at least once,” writes Tanaka of his “Miniature Calendar” project.

“Broccoli and parsley might sometimes look like a forest, or the tree leaves floating on the surface of the water might sometimes look like little boats.“


Like how you never saw Rubik's cubes as stained glass walls but he did...

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... or how he transformed a toilet roll into a 'waterfall'

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... and he has definitely put his old cassettes into good use

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We suspect that he probably buys fruit often but not eat them

And ice-cream treats could turn into a snowboarding session...

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... or possibly a diving session too

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Just when you thought it's difficult enough to come up with a creative idea everyday, Tanaka challenged himself to come up with a stop-motion animation

We reckon that he will excel if he works in an advertising agency

To date, Tanaka has posted more than 2500 photos and currently has more than 320k followers on Instagram!

Follow Tanaka here for more creative miniature photography

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Last week on IGOTW, we featured @DuDudeDoodle, a Malaysian artist and coffee enthusiast who loves to eat, drink and draw: